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Summer Memories

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Summer Memories by Teresa Dearing

Hot pavement burns the feet,

Cool green grass what a treat.

 

Sand stuck between the toes,

Sun burnt skin on the nose.

 

Cotton clouds floating by,

Baby blue paints the sky.

 

Kids running out to play,

School is out, happy day.

 

Summer smells fill the air,

As we play with out care.

 

Waiting lines, ice cream stands,

Young and old are the fans.

 

All nature’s running high,

Summers breeze brush the sky.

 

Pools and waves cool the skin,

What a day for a friend.

 

Tired, sleepy children cry,

Once more, they want to try.

 

Visit family, see friends,

All too soon summer ends.

 

Soon tired of summer’s heat,

Autumn brings cool relief.

 

Cool days turn green to gold,

Summer memories~we hold.

“Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming!”

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Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming!” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

Back in elementary school, I was part of a group of friends that really enjoyed to play “pretend” and it was quite complicated. Everyday at recess, we would take turns playing different roles in what we called “the family.”

My most common role was a cat. My job was to stay in the house and watch over the “playful” dogs as the other people when out to the field to collect supplies, or grass. Even though it did get a bit boring just watching on a pole, I enjoyed it because I felt connected and included. A few months later, I moved and was forced to break away from the family I had at school.

Looking back, I feel like the game with a bit childish but it made me understand what it felt like to have people incorporate you and pay attention to you, something that I wasn’t very knowledgeable of. It was these memories that made me truly understand friendship and I still wish I could relive them every single day.

One time in my new school, I tried to reenact the scene with my friends. Although it was in completely different settings and different people, I felt like I was able to share some of my past with them. Yes, it was a bit awkward but we bonded closer as a group because of this. I’m really happy to have been able to revisit some of my favorite memories.